The Industrial Experience of Tanzania

  • Adam Szirmai
  • Paul Lapperre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Adam Szirmai, Paul Lapperre
      Pages 1-8
  3. Long-run economic performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Donné van Engelen, Adam Szirmai, Paul Lapperre
      Pages 11-49
    3. Howard Pack, Christina Paxson
      Pages 50-72
  4. Innovation, Technological Capabilities and Choice of Techniques

  5. Environmental and Energy Aspects of Industrialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Lex Lemmens, Peter Scheren, Harro Zanting, Gregory Njau, David van Horen
      Pages 237-261
    3. Frank van der Vleuten, Lex Lemmens, Otto Bos, Caspar Samplonius, Dick Toussaint, Michel Yhdego
      Pages 262-280
  6. Lessons from Past Experiences, Economic Reform, Prospects for the Future

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 376-411

About this book


The central aim of The Industrial Experience of Tanzania is to explain why the Tanzanian manufacturing sector experienced a long period of stagnation after an initial phase of rapid industrial growth. Tanzania has been an extreme case with a high level of state intervention, but the contributors show that there are lessons to be learnt here for African economies in general. The analysis includes previously unpublished data, and presents important conceptual and methodological advances.


development Economic Development liberalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam Szirmai
    • 1
  • Paul Lapperre
    • 2
  1. 1.Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS)Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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